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« on: September 08, 2009 05:13:32 PM »



Haha, just kidding. I know you guys are probably tired of seeing this fabric by now, but I am so in love with this bag that I had to share.

I promised myself that I wouldn't make any more bags, but I needed the perfect one to take to school. It had to be big enough for all of my stuff and perfectly tailored to my needs. So, I made it with the little bit of the kokka trefle fabric I had left.



I love huge bags. The bottom is squared off and reinforced with extra interfacing. I also stitched the handles down like six times, so hopefully they won't go anywhere.



Here is the inside. It is a little hard to see, but I made pockets near the bottom of the bag custom fitted to hold my calculators, lab glasses, and pens and pencils. The pockets for my calculators and lab glasses are padded with layers of fleece so that they won't get crushed. At the very top you can kinda see (if you look really hard) the shirred loop that I put in to hold my water bottle upright.

And just for fun, here it is modeled as a necklace.



Hope you guys enjoy it!
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« Reply #1 on: September 08, 2009 05:37:05 PM »

The side pockets are brilliant. Although knowing me, my stuff would jump out of them so they can ride in the very bottom of the bag. I just have that kind of luck.
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« Reply #2 on: September 08, 2009 05:46:56 PM »

Whoa! I love that! It looks AMAZING.
Dumb question, but is stabilizer the same as interfacing?
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« Reply #3 on: September 08, 2009 05:55:30 PM »

Thanks guys! Smiley

is stabilizer the same as interfacing?

That is not a dumb question at all. I think it is. Actually, I think what I used is interfacing, not stablizer, because stabilizer goes on the back of embroidery so that the fabric won't crinkle. You can tell I'm no expert at these things, lol. It is pellon, the fusible kind.
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« Reply #4 on: September 08, 2009 06:06:08 PM »

tired of that fabric? NEVER!  awesome fabric, awesome bag.
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« Reply #5 on: September 08, 2009 06:16:02 PM »

Thanks guys! Smiley

is stabilizer the same as interfacing?

That is not a dumb question at all. I think it is. Actually, I think what I used is interfacing, not stablizer, because stabilizer goes on the back of embroidery so that the fabric won't crinkle. You can tell I'm no expert at these things, lol. It is pellon, the fusible kind.

Oh okay gotcha! Thank you! I'm no expert either. I've just wanted to make myself a messenger bag for school, but I'm too afraid to since I don't want to put my books in, then have it all fall apart in the middle of class or something. Your bag looks so perfect though! Cheesy And the water bottle loop is so creative!
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« Reply #6 on: September 08, 2009 06:42:39 PM »

 Shocked Love it!

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« Reply #7 on: September 08, 2009 06:49:35 PM »

Very beautiful! I love really big bags too, and I love this one. Nice job!
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« Reply #8 on: September 10, 2009 12:46:35 PM »

That fabric is amazing! I love big bags for school too and this one looks perfect. Good job!
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« Reply #9 on: September 11, 2009 11:17:37 AM »

Great Tote Bag.   You can even use it as an over-night bag, can't you?

Kudos for thinking through the pockets you put into this tote bag. 

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